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Category: Autonomous Vehicles

Congress Examines the Levels of Vehicle Automation

March 29, 2017 – On Tuesday, March 28, the House Energy & Committee Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection (DCCP) held a hearing to better understand the capabilities and limitations of AV technology as it progresses.

The Wild West Era of Autonomous Vehicles is Over

March 9, 2017 – For nearly a decade, a consortium of tech firms and auto manufacturers has roved the West, pioneering autonomous vehicle technology far from federal regulators in Washington, D.C. But today, the era of the devil-may-care Silicon Valley cowboy is over – and the age of (mostly) rule abiding autonomous vehicle development as begun.

Chao Outlines USDOT Priorities for Infrastructure, Technology

March 3, 2017 – After nearly a month of relative silence, Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao appeared at the National Governors’ Association winter meeting on Sunday to discuss emerging technologies and the president’s $1 trillion infrastructure proposal.

Self-Driving Cars and Hot Potatoes Have Something in Common

February 24, 2017 – Recent observations of how humans act behind the wheel of Level 2 autonomous vehicles, such as Tesla’s Autopilot feature, indicate that it is easy to lose focus. Even worse, the current structure is handing the hot potato back to the human in a complex and potentially dangerous situation that they may not be prepared to handle.

Industry Urges Congress to Act on Autonomous Vehicles

February 17, 2017 – At a February 14 hearing before House Energy & Commerce’s newly-minted Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection Subcommittee, automakers and Lyft made an impassioned appeal to Congress:

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How Can Automation Improve Freight Delivery?

At Eno’s Capital Convergence conference, held last month, one of the sessions examined the impact that existing and imminent new technologies will have on the freight sector.

Why Uber and Lyft Re-Routed Their Self-Driving Ambitions

February 8, 2017 On January 31st, Uber and Daimler announced an agreement to deploy autonomous vehicles on Uber’s ridesharing network. It was rumored that Daimler, the parent company of Mercedes, received an order from Uber for 100,000 Mercedes S-Class cars from Uber last March. While representatives of both companies later debunked the rumor, an amicable […]

Communities Can Benefit from Autonomous Vehicles with Fast Action Planning

Kelley Coyner and Lisa Nisenson led the capstone session of Eno’s Capital Convergence, Taking it to the Streets: Creating the Strategies to bring an AV Shuttle to the Region At Eno’s Capital Convergence conference, technology leaders like David Woessner of Local Motors demonstrated that transformative transportation technologies – including autonomous vehicles (AVs) – already exist […]

FHWA Announces Vehicle-to-Infrastructure Guidance

January 25, 2017 – On January 19, the last full day of Secretary Foxx’s tenure, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) checked the last item off of its list with the release of its vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) deployment guidance.